V3Cars reviews all the variants of the diesel-powered 2020 Hyundai i20 to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The i20 diesel is available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
What Is The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel?
The 2020 Hyundai i20 diesel has a starting price of Rs 8.20 lakh that goes up to Rs 10.75 lakh for the top variant. The i20 diesel is available in 3 variants - Magna, Sportz and Asta Optional. Compared to the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine variants of the i20, the equivalent diesel variants are Rs 1.4 lakh more expensive.
HYUNDAI i20 | DIESEL PRICES
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HYUNDAI i20 PRICES | PETROL vs DIESEL
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What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel?
The Hyundai i20 comes equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that can generate 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque. Apart from the i20, only the Tata Altroz and Ford Figo are available with a diesel engine in this segment. Compared to the Altroz and Figo, the i20’s torque and torque:weight ratio are better, and its power output is similar to the Figo. The i20 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, and no diesel powered hatchback offers an automatic transmission option. The i20 diesel’s claimed fuel efficiency is better than its rivals.
The 2020 i20 is a B2 segment hatchback; so its overall length is almost 4m. It is wider than the Altroz and Figo, and its wheelbase is also longer than these two cars. Among these 3 cars, the Altroz offers the largest boot space, while the Figo offers the best ground clearance. The i20 and the Altroz come with 16-inch wheels option, but the Figo is available with wheel options up to 15-inch.
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The i20 diesel’s base Magna variant is priced at Rs 8.20 lakh. This base variant offers basic safety features, and it’s also equipped with projector fog lamps, manual day/night IRVM, remote central locking, impact sensing auto door unlock and speed sensing auto door lock.
The i20 Magna mostly covers all the must-have functional features, such as electrically adjustable ORVMs, front and rear power windows, fixed front armrest, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, tilt and telescopic steering, front power outlet and rear USB charger.
i20 MAGNA | FEATURES
Std. Safety Features
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Rear AC Vents
Projector Fog Lamps
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Front & Rear Door Pockets
Tilt & Telescopic Steering
Remote Central Locking
Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
Integrated Rear Headrests
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror
Front Power Outlet
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Rear USB Charger
Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver-side Auto Down
When entertainment features are concerned, the Magna variant comes with a basic audio system with steering-mounted controls, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. As far as style related features are concerned, the i20 Magna flaunts LED DRLs, body coloured front and rear bumpers and ORVMs, and 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers.
We would have liked it better if the i20 Magna also featured height adjustable driver seat and adjustable rear headrests. However, being the base variant, the Magna is pretty well loaded, so you don’t have to compromise on any major feature; and that’s the reason why it is not aggressively priced.
The i20 Sportz variant is Rs 80,000 more expensive than the Magna variant.
HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON
Sportz variant offers some additional safety features over the Magna variant, which include: tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking camera and driver rear view monitor, and rear defogger. In the entertainment department, this variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. As far as functional features are concerned, the Sportz variant’s key add-ons are -- auto headlamps, electrically foldable ORVMs and height adjustable driver seat. The Sportz variant also offers a few style related features over the Magna. These include LED tail lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, 16-inch styled steel wheels, shark fin antenna and digital instrument cluster.
i20 SPORTZ | FEATURES OVER MAGNA
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
LED Tail Lamps
Rear Parking Camera
Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
Chrome Exterior Inserts
Driver Rear View Monitor
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Emergency Stop Signal
Electrically Foldable ORVMs w/ Auto Fold
R16 Styled Steel Wheels
Shark Fin Antenna
Digital Instrument Cluster
According to our internal data, the i20 Sportz variant’s added features over the Magna, justify its additional price. So value-wise, choosing this variant is a sensible decision. This variant is especially suitable for all those buyers who are looking for features like rear parking camera, touchscreen infotainment system, height adjustable driver’s seat and electrically foldable ORVMs in their car.
Hyundai i20 Asta(O) Variant
The i20 diesel Asta Optional variant is Rs 1.6 lakh is more expensive than the Sportz variant. The top Asta(O) variant offers additional features in terms of safety, functional, style and entertainment.
HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON
The added safety features of the Asta Optional variant include side and curtain airbags, LED projector headlamps, electronic stability control and hill start assist. As far as functional features are concerned, this variant offers the additional features of keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop, wireless phone charger, auto AC, front USB charger, adjustable rear headrests, cruise control and air purifier. The key style related add-on features of the Asta(O) include 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel and sunroof.
Lastly, this variant includes a larger 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a 7-speaker Bose sound system.
i20 ASTA(O) | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ
10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (wired)
7 Speaker Bose Sound System w/ Subwoofer
According to our internal data, all these extra features of the Asta(O) easily justify the additional amount of the Rs 1.6 lakh. However, due to the different taxation systems in many states, the on-road price difference between the Sportz and Asta(O) variants might be around Rs 2.15 lakh. Nevertheless, even with this price difference, we think that the Asta Optional variant justifies its value.
Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel Should You Buy?
The Hyundai i20 diesel comes in 3 variants -- Magna, Sportz and Asta(O). Among these, the Sportz variant is our top recommendation, as this one offers the best combination of modern-day features and value. Thus, we feel that most of the buyers will be satisfied with this variant.
The i20 Magna mostly covers all the basic features, but we feel that a hatchback that costs over Rs 9 lakh, should offer some modern-day features as well, and thus, we recommend the Sportz variant instead.
The Hyundai i20 Asta Optional adds a number of safety and feel-good features that really justify its additional premium over the lower variants. However, we still think that the i20 lacks a special car appeal for such a price tag (considering it’s a B2-segment hatchback). Thus, we feel that the i20 diesel Asta(O) variant is not worth spending so much.
HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION
Better upgrade to Sportz
Best in terms of value & safety, but expensive
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Hyundai i20?
The new 2020 Hyundai i20 is available for sale in 6 monotone exterior colour options -- Silver, Grey, Copper, Dark Blue, White and Red. The Sportz, Asta and Asta Optional variants also get dual-tone scheme options of red with black roof and white with black roof, for which you need to spend an additional amount of Rs 15,000. The Dual tone exterior colour options come with black ORVMs, while the interior features red inserts instead of copper and seat upholstery gets red stitching.
Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.
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